I am really rejoicing this morning as I reflect on Sunday. God is so faithful and yesterday was a great reminder of his faithfulness, of his presence and of the great work he is doing here. God really is up to something good in this place. My thoughts this morning …
-I love baby dedications. Yesterday I had the honor of dedicating a precious baby to the Lord. It was made even more special because the parents are enthusiastic followers of Christ. Also, they had prayed for 4 years to have a baby. The whole church was rejoicing with this precious family.
-The spirit in the building was great all day. It is so much easier to preach when there is such a great spirit of expectation.
-We had several new people in the service yesterday. Some were there for the baby dedication, but there were 3 families here that live in the area and evidently do not have a home church. Seeing new people also adds to the energy in a service.
-We had a carry-in meal after the worship service. I love these events because of the opportunity to talk with people in a fun and relaxed setting. It is amazing how people open up more in these settings.
-Our small group was fun last night. We had the best attendance we have had in a long time. We hadn’t been together for a couple of weeks and I think that added to the fun. We had some great discussion during our study, sharing prayer requests and praises and then of course the after group talks are always encouraging.
-Thanks to the baby dedication and visitors we had a great attendance. I am encouraged.
-I was humbled by watching so many of our people serving in so many different ways yesterday.
-My wife was out of town for a baby shower for one of our daughters. I am glad she was able to be there to worship with them on Sunday morning. However, I think I preach better when she is here. I miss her anytime she is out of town, but I miss her even more on Sundays.
Yesterday was a full, upbeat, encouraging and fun day. I love reflecting on days like yesterday. Every Monday morning doesn’t feel like this so I am going to enjoy this for a little longer today. Here’s hoping that your reflections are positive and encouraging today.